The Noyes Art Gallery is located on both the first and second floor of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Group tours are available and admission is always free.

"Overhead: Recent Sculptures"



Scott A. Mossman

Opens November 13, 2016
On display through December 9, 2016
Noyes 2nd Floor Gallery

Opening Reception: Sunday, Nov. 13, 2-5 p.m.

Artist Statement:

An avid collector as long as he has been making art, Scott A. Mossman's sculpture has always been colored by a longtime fascination with "the object." Most intriguing to the artist is a sculpture's relationship to the wall where it's placed, the viewer, and the gallery space.  Mossman's sculptures, hung curiously high often times with a dramatic cast shadow, appear to shy; serve a purpose other than art, the function of the oftentimes eccentric, seemingly worn tool, appliance or artifact is not as obvious as the fire hydrant, light switch or sconce that might occupy a similar spot on the wall.


Violinist and 3Arts awardee Brandi Berry will perform unaccompanied violin pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries at the opening reception. Ms. Berry has appeared with numerous ensembles in the U.S. including Newberry Consort, Ars Lyrica, and Bach & Beethoven Ensemble, and her "four-string acrobatics" and "indispensable skill" (TimeOut Chicago) have been praised as "alert [and] outstanding" (Chicago Classical Review), has also been noted for her "riffs...powered by a flashing blur of bow arm, [as they] rolled out with irresistible glee" (Washington Post).

Admission is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

Image: "Blue With Red Sides," Acrylic on wood, 21" x 15" x 10", 2016

"Portraits by Elise Pike Lerman and Variations of a Theme of Landscapes by Jack Lerman"

Opens Wednesday, November 16, 2016
On display through December 28, 2016
Noyes Gallery One

Opening Artists' Reception: Sunday, November 20, 3-5pm in Studio 211

Jack Lerman Landscape1.jpgThe Lermans are both long-time resident art instructors at the Noyes Gallery in Studio 211, and Jack also teaches at the Levy Senior Center. 


"Landscapes Remixed: Recent Paintings" by Raul Ortiz

Twinkle by Raul Ortiz.jpg

Opens Sunday, December 11, 2016
On display through January 6, 2017
Noyes 2nd Floor Gallery

Opening Artists Reception: Sunday, December 11, 2-5 p.m

Ortiz’s current work, “Landscapes Remixed: Recent Paintings,” is a series of paintings that reinterpret/reframe and update the landscape with a contrasting contemporary twist. He creates poetically contemporary landscapes that capture an array of subtle overlapping shapes, textures, light, scale, and heightened color relationships that are derived from the tradition of abstraction. This is achieved by juxtaposing layers of expressive brushstrokes, adding/subtracting patches of  at spaces for contemplation, building up light on a water’s surface and randomly framing areas by using a silhouetted image, e.g. a tree or  ora, to compose a unique space—shifting the composition by dividing the picture plane.


Admission to the Noyes Gallery is free and open to the public. These programs are sponsored by the City of Evanston and supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

Applications for 2017 are now being accepted here. For more detailed instructions and links about having your work presented here, please visit the Gallery Exhibitions - Instructions and Links page.